Friday April 20th 7.30pm
The Maiastra String Quartet
Town Hall, Stockbridge
Beethoven String Quartet,Op 18, No3
Shostakovich String Quartet in C major, Op.49
Brahms String Quartet No.1, Op 51, No.1
Stockbridge Music has again been approached to provide a discerning audience for a new top level ensemble.
These talented graduate mature post graduate level students from the Royal Academy of Music and other leading music colleges will have just finished a 10 day intensive residential course, coached and led by an established professional player. Their course culminates in three public evening concerts and they have chosen Stockbridge music as the venue for one of these.
We have never started a season with two string quartets but, on the other hand, we have never before been approached by two such remarkable organisations to host these evenings. Our recent performance by String Dimensions was at the top end of the professional market, and this one by the Maiaistra String Quartet will be at the top end of the student market, exactly fulfilling the aims of SM.
The concert will take place in our beautifully restored Stockbridge Town Hall, for which Stockbridge Music was orginally set up to make use of this venue with its perfect ambiance and acoustic for string ensembles.
The feedback we received from our last concert by String Dimensions was massively enthusiastic:
“The finest concert yet”
“Hampshire lovers of music were so well rewarded by this amazingly accomplished string quartet”
“The chance of a lifetime to hear such outstanding playing”
“I don’t normally go to listen to string quartets, but I came along because I knew it would be good and it certainly was!”
Our forthcoming performance by Maiaistra promises to be as inspiring and we look forward to seeing you there.